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Socrates made the road
Jesus showed the way
Boethius taught to let go
And Buddha how to light one’s own way

Sentiments: The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius


I have been off of WordPress for a while- but while I have been away, I have discovered the awesomeness of Medieval Literature! I randomly decided that I wanted to explore genres or eras of english literature and discovered the beauty of the Medieval age. 562 more words

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The Joy of Teaching Primary Sources

Excellent piece by Ben Myers:

For me, the most rewarding part of teaching is introducing my students to primary sources. Each of my classes involves a lecture period plus an hour of small-group tutorials in which the class works its way through a book that I have chosen.

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Philosophers World Cup: Round of 16 B

Welcome to the second day of the round of 16. Play kicks off in the bottom half of the bracket with Spain taking on Mexico and Italy matching up with Japan. 683 more words

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Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (Power)

What… is this power which you think so very desirable? You should consider, poor earthly animals, what it is that you seem to have in your power. 224 more words

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Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (Possessions)

Even if the gifts of Fortune were not momentary and uncertain, there is nothing about them that can ever really be made your own, and they are vile in themselves if you look at them carefully. 976 more words

Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (Hollow Fame)

You mortals… know how to act justly only when you have the support of popular opinion and empty rumor; you are not satisfied with the assurance of conscience and virtue but seek your reward in the hollow praise of other men. 106 more words

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